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Junior rangers get up close and personal with Cocos invertebrates
As part of an ongoing school holiday education program, Cocos kids had the chance to look and touch some of the wet and squidgy sea creatures in their own Cocos waters.
Kids were able to construct their own rock pool and handle such creatures as clams, sea stars, urchins and cucumbers and even endemic fish.
Sea turtle rescue leads to discovery
The olive ridley turtle freed from nets
Islander Dennis Motka and visiting family member Faris Westley came to the rescue of several sea turtles last month.
The pair came across the badly entangled turtles on the short of Nek Shah's pondok on South Island.
When freeing the turtles the pair recognised several green sea turtles but also something a little different... an olive ridley turtle only occasionally sighted in Cocos waters!
Parks Australia Cocos school outreach
Year 3/4 group students in ranger uniform ready to protect thier environment
It's a bit hard to have a junior rangers program in Pulu-Keeling National Park, when you can only get out there in good weather - but Pulu Keeling National Park ranger Trish Flores is doing her best to engage the local kids.
Trish has just visited Home Island school to spread the message about native plants and introduced weeds. The school kids put on ranger uniforms and safety equipment and took turns spraying weeds with water.
Park staff will visit Home Island school again in November, to talk about other invasive species such as the yellow crazy ant - and next year it's on to West Island school as part of an ongoing education program on invasive species.